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Synodon Adds More Tools to Monitor the Pipeline Infrastructure in the United States (© 2015 Synodon)
Synodon Adds More Tools to Monitor the Pipeline Infrastructure in the United States (© 2015 Synodon)

Synodon Adds More Tools to Monitor the Pipeline Infrastructure in the United States

In a move bound to enhance Synodon's ability to detect changes in a pipeline's geo-spatial environment, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approving the installation of Synodon's realSens system on Bell 206B Jet Ranger type helicopters registered and operating in the United States.

Germany enhances energy security with 748 km of additional gas pipelines (© 2014 Open Grid Europe GmbH )
Germany enhances energy security with 748 km of additional gas pipelines (© 2014 Open Grid Europe GmbH )

Germany enhances energy security with 748 km of additional gas pipelines

In a substantial boost to the national gas infrastructure, the German Gas Transmission System Operators (TSOs) issued the 2014 Network Development Plan highlighting 51 projects confirmed by the German national regulatory authority (BNetzA). 748 km of high pressure pipelines will be built. Compressor capacity will be increased by a total of 343 MW.

Myanmar and China Announce the Opening of a 770 km Crude Oil Pipeline (© 2015 China National Petroleum Corporation)
Myanmar and China Announce the Opening of a 770 km Crude Oil Pipeline (© 2015 China National Petroleum Corporation)

Myanmar and China Announce the Opening of a 770 km Crude Oil Pipeline

Five years in the making, Myanmar on Wednesday officially opened a $2.45 billion 770 km oil pipeline and a deep sea port off of its western coast for a trial period, a significant pipeline project that will carry oil from the Middle East to China.

Signing of MOU between Gazprom and Botas in Dec. 2014 (© 2014 Gazprom)
Signing of MOU between Gazprom and Botas in Dec. 2014 (© 2014 Gazprom)

Progress between Russia and Turkey on New Gas Pipeline

Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz announced during a meeting in Ankara that they have agreed on the trajectory of the new natural gas pipeline to run from Russia to Turkey on the floor of the Black Sea.

NTSB staff meet to discuss with Board members the Safety Study on Integrity Management of Gas Transmission Pipelines in High Consequence Areas (© 2015 NTSB)
NTSB staff meet to discuss with Board members the Safety Study on Integrity Management of Gas Transmission Pipelines in High Consequence Areas (© 2015 NTSB)

The NTSB in Washington Recommends Pipeline Inspections in High Consequence Areas of the United States

In a watershed study conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), serious fault was found with the nationwide natural gas pipeline transmission and distribution network in the United States, leading to accidents causing destruction of property and loss of life.

BGF's Simon Munro with STATS Group CEO Pete Duguid
BGF's Simon Munro with STATS Group CEO Pete Duguid

STATS Group secures more funding for its growing pipeline engineering business

STATS Group, the full service oil and gas pipeline engineering specialist based in Aberdeen, has received an additional £4.3 million capital infusion from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) to bolster its growth in foreign markets. This comes on the heels of a £7.8 million investment provided to STATS by BGF in 2012.

Gulf of Mexico platform (© 2014 Hess Corporation)
Gulf of Mexico platform (© 2014 Hess Corporation)

Enbridge to Build Another Crude Oil Pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico

Enbridge Inc. announced last week that it will build, own and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect the planned Stampede development, operated by Hess Corporation, to an existing third-party pipeline system.

New Pipeline Integrity Management Services Contract for Synodon
New Pipeline Integrity Management Services Contract for Synodon

New Pipeline Integrity Management Services Contract for Synodon

Synodon Inc., a remote sensing company focusing improving energy company operations by providing aerial imagery, thermal and terrain mapping, vegetation and ground types and other datasets, has announced that it has resigned a realSens pipeline integrity management services contract of approximately $1 million for a three - year term. The customer is based in the United States.

Southern Gas Corridor - TAP and TANAP (© 2014 TAP AG)
Southern Gas Corridor - TAP and TANAP (© 2014 TAP AG)

South Stream 2.0, TAP, TANAP, Southern Corridor, Nabucco: The Muddle of East-West Transnational Gas Pipelines

With South Stream called off by the Russians, will South Stream 2.0 fare better? Will either the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline or Trans-Anatolian Pipeline be viable if Turkmen gas is not added to the mix? Will Nabucco be resurrected amidst all the uncertainty?

Shawcor Acquires Pipe Logistics Expert Dhatec
Shawcor Acquires Pipe Logistics Expert Dhatec

Shawcor Acquires Pipe Logistics Expert Dhatec

Shawcor Ltd, a Canadian - based global energy services company, has begun the new year with the acquistion of Dhatec B.V., a leading pipe logistics enterprise located in the Netherlands. Dhatec devises solutions for the error-free handing and transport of pipes through the entire logistic supply chain. Mr.

Rosneft and Transneft Ink Tariff Agreement for East Siberian - Pacific Ocean Trunk Pipeline (© 2014 Transneft)
Rosneft and Transneft Ink Tariff Agreement for East Siberian - Pacific Ocean Trunk Pipeline (© 2014 Transneft)

Rosneft and Transneft Ink Tariff Agreement for East Siberian - Pacific Ocean Trunk Pipeline

Russian oil giant Rosneft and the Russian oil pipeline operator Transneft have agreed on a long-term pipeline tariff to be paid by Rosneft to underwrite the design and construction of an offshoot to the East Siberian - Pacific Ocean (ESPO) trunk pipeline to the Komsomolsk refinery in the Russian Far East.

The Ukraine and Poland Agree to Integrate their Gas Pipeline Transmission Systems (© 2012 Naftogaz)
The Ukraine and Poland Agree to Integrate their Gas Pipeline Transmission Systems (© 2012 Naftogaz)

The Ukraine and Poland Agree to Integrate their Gas Pipeline Transmission Systems

Uktransgaz, the designated operator of gas pipelines in the Ukraine, and Gaz - System, its counterpart in Poland, have signed a cooperation agreement to consider the integration of their collective gas transmission systems.

Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Announces Pre-Qualification Process (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)
Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Announces Pre-Qualification Process (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Announces Pre-Qualification Process for Onshore Line Pipes and Bends

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG, a joint venture company established with the purpose of planning, developing and building the TAP natural gas pipeline from the Shah Deniz II natural gas reservoirs in Azerbaijan to Europe, has launched its pre-qualification process for onshore line pipes and bends.

Blast furnace No. 2, Bremen, Germany  (© 2012 ArcelorMittal)
Blast furnace No. 2, Bremen, Germany (© 2012 ArcelorMittal)

German Steel Mill Receives Record-Breaking Order for Azerbaijan - Europe Gas Pipeline

The Arcelor Mittal steel plant in Bremen has secured a landmark $7 billion order for 310,000 tons of steel for the proposed 2000 km Azerbaijan - Turkey - Europe natural gas pipeline. The steel provided will constitute one-third of the overall amount necessary to complete the project. Deliveries will begin this year and continue until 2017.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves (© 2014 TAP AG)
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves (© 2014 TAP AG)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves

Invitations to Tender (ITT) covers 55 valves at 48” and 36”, class 600 and 900. The requirements and quality of the large diameter ball valves and actuators include significant safety features of a high engineering standard in order to ensure the highest quality of the TAP pipeline in relation to technical quality and safety.

Synodon Signs Collaboration Agreement with Spanish Pipeline Service Company
Synodon Signs Collaboration Agreement with Spanish Pipeline Service Company

Synodon Signs Collaboration Agreement with Spanish Pipeline Service Company

Synodon Inc. ("Synodon") announces that at an earlier ceremony organized by the Managing Director of the Agency for Local Development (“PROMALAGA”) for the City of Málaga, it has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Aganova Grupo (“Aganova”), a natural gas and water pipeline inspection service provider headquartered in Malaga, Andalucía, Spain.

Southern Libya (© 2006 Roberdan)
Southern Libya (© 2006 Roberdan)

Libya still struggling to free blocked oil pipeline

One of the largest oil reservoirs in the world in Libya's El Sharara, once producing some 300 000 barrels per day, is ready to resume production if a blocked pipeline is eventually cleared.

The pipeline has fallen victim to Libya's long and protracted civil war, with rival groups contesting the pipeline's ownership, preventing the shipment of oil to commercial markets.

Boyko Borissov, on the left, and Jean-Claude Juncker (© 2014 European Union)
Boyko Borissov, on the left, and Jean-Claude Juncker (© 2014 European Union)

European Union wants South Stream to proceed

Countering Russian President Vlamimir Putin's assertion this week that the $40 billion South Stream natural gas pipeline project was dead in the water, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared the project was very much alive and can go ahead.

Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (© 2014 EIB)
Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (© 2014 EIB)

EU funds for Ukrainian pipeline

Ukrtransgaz, the Ukrainian pipeline operator, has secured a 150 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank to upgrade a 120 km section of its transnational gas pipeline including two compressor stations to Europe. Similarly the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expected to lend the Ukraine 163 million euros for this purpose later this month.

Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom and Mehmet Konuk, Chairman Botas sign MOU (© 2014 Gazprom)
Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom and Mehmet Konuk, Chairman Botas sign MOU (© 2014 Gazprom)

Ever more Russian gas bound for Turkey: Fallout from South Stream

Russia and Turkey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to construct a new offshore natural gas pipeline from the Russian Federation across the Black Sea to Turkey. The pipeline will have a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters per annum with 14 billion cubic meters envisioned for the Turkish market and some 50 billion cubic meters for Europe.

Silvan Schlomo, Israel's Energy Minister, visits a processing plant off the coast of Ashdod in March (© 2014 Moshe Binyamin/Energy and Water Ministry)
Silvan Schlomo, Israel's Energy Minister, visits a processing plant off the coast of Ashdod in March (© 2014 Moshe Binyamin/Energy and Water Ministry)

Israel seeks to enter the European gas fray

Looking to capitalize on a massive natural gas reservoir discovered in disputed territorial waters 90 km off the joint Israel - Lebanese border, Israel has proposed that the EU invest in a multi-billion euro 1530 km offshore pipeline to carry the product to Europe.

Fathom Solutions joins ptc 2015 as Platinum Sponsor
Fathom Solutions joins ptc 2015 as Platinum Sponsor

Fathom Solutions joins ptc 2015 as Platinum Sponsor

In the past, data availability and reliability characterized the main challenges to understanding and improving operations in the oil & gas industry. Today, data flows in by the millisecond, however - most of the engineering practices remain the same. Are oil companies extracting the full potential of their investments in data infrastructure?